Spots in Shodo Island Area

  • Roadside Station Shodoshima Olive Park
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    4.0
    428 Reviews
    Transportation
    Kagawa Pref. Shouzugunshoudoshimachou Nishimura A: 1941-1
    This rest area is located within Shodoshima Olive Park in Shodoshima Town, Shodoshima County, Kagawa Prefecture. About 2,000 olive trees and over 130 types of herbs are cultivated here, and the park offers an expansive view of the Seto Inland Sea. The pure white “Greek windmill” and other features give the area a distinctly Mediterranean feel. The site includes a cafe with a wonderful view, as well as the “Olive Museum,” which has a shop that offers various olive-themed goods. There’s also an herb garden and the rocket used in the live-action adaptation of “Kiki’s Delivery Service,” along with a natural hot spring, a craft workshop facility, a lodging facility, and more. The cherry blossoms from late March through early April are gorgeous, and there are night cherry blossom light-up events held as well.

    Shodoshima is more recently known for its Olive Oil and this park celebrates it. It has a large grove of olive trees in front an behind the main building. There are land marks dotted around the...

  • Twenty-Four Eyes Movie Studio
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    4.0
    262 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Kagawa Pref. Shouzugunshoudoshimachou Tanoura
    This is a theme park that has repurposed the open set that served as the filming location in the 1987 movie Twenty-Four Eyes. Homes, the school and fishermen’s residences that stand side-by-side harken back to the early Showa period and convey the appearance of the film’s world. In addition to the Tsuboi Sakae Memorial Museum dedicated to the author of the novel the film was based on, the Shochikuza Movie Theater that regularly screens Twenty-Four Eyes, and the “Kinema no Iori” gallery that introduces various Japanese films of the 1950s, there is also a restaurant and cafe on site.

    A short visit to see the old movie set for 24-eyes. It was interesting to see the old buildings and history of the author of the original book.

  • Marukin Soy Sauce Museum
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    4.0
    157 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Kagawa Pref. Shouzugunshoudoshimachou Nouma A 1850
    This museum was constructed in 1987 to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the founding of Marukin Shoyu. The gassho-zukuri (a traditional style of Japanese architecture with a steep thatched roof) building has been designated as a National Registered Tangible Cultural Property. Inside the museum are panels that introduce the soy sauce manufacturing process and displays of tools that were actually used in the production of soy sauce since the company was founded. Visitors can try soy sauce soft cream in the adjacent production building and this unique flavor can only be had here. Tours of the press factory that is currently still in use are also possible.

    We visited here with a group of 15 and found it very interesting to see how soy sauce was made in the old days. We did not realise what a long and labour intensive process it was. The small shop on...

  • Shodoshima Olive Garden
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    4.0
    70 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kagawa Pref. Shouzugunshoudoshimachou Nishimura Instep 2171
    60 minutes by ferry from Takamatsu Port. This is the birthplace of domestic olive production in Japan, an olive garden stretching on the plateau overlooking the natural beauty of the seas of Shodoshima Island. The “Olive no Oka” includes a 100-years old olive tree, interactive sculptures by sculptor Isamu Noguchi, and a gallery featuring Akari. You can enjoy local Shodoshima Island flavor with “Hishio don” and “olive somen noodles” at Olive Palace—a restaurant which also sells olive oil and a variety of homemade olive products.

    近くに、オリーブ公園があり、一見、違いがあまりわかりませんでした。 ただ、多くの人の手が入っているのは分かりました。 駐車場での、案内、土産物屋での定員の様子が感じよかったように思います。

  • Shodoshima Island
    Travel / Tourism
    Kodo-cho, Shodojima-cho, Shodo-gun, Kagawa prefecture
    Floating in the Seto Inland Sea with its groves of olive trees, Shodoshima Island was also the stage for Sakae Tsuboi’s novel, Twenty Four Eyes. There is a whole host of things to do on the island including the Twenty Four Eyes Movie Village, the Olive Park, and the Nakayamano Tanada (terraced rice paddies), known as one of the best 100 rice terraced fields in Japan.
  • Nakabu An
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    4.5
    56 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Kagawa Pref. Shouzugunshoudoshimachou Yasuda A1385
    A somen noodle factory and restaurant which preserves traditional techniques but which also continues to take on the challenge of crafting noodles which make use of further polished and refined hand making methods. The establishment also offers reservation only noodle stretching experiences and factory tours. There are three courses available, the 60-minute course included noodle stretching, factory tour, and meal, the 30-minute included factory tour only, and other (advance reservation required).

    If you drive, I think this restaurant is good. At first, we want to have our lunch at 野之花. Unluckily, it is closed. We search another restaurant in trip advisor. It is found that this restaurant...

  • Kankakei Ropeway
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    3.5
    19 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Kagawa Pref. Shouzugunshoudoshimachou Kankakedori Takase Yu 168
    The Kankakei Ropeway runs across Kankakei Gorge, which is considered to be one of the three most beautiful gorges in Japan; the Ropeway extends from the foothills right up to the mountain peak. Visitors can enjoy spectacular views of the beautiful scenery in the Gorge, which changes with the seasons. The views of the Seto Inland Sea in the distance provide a marvelous contrast to the mountain vistas. The journey up the Ropeway takes approximately five minutes to complete.

    小豆島ソーメンセット、オリーブラーメンセット食べました。麺が緑色で醤油味でさっぱりして美味しかったです。高速のSAと同じセルフ式で割りと早く出ました。

  • Choshikei Monkey Park
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    3.5
    47 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kagawa Pref. Shouzuguntonoshouchou Hitoyama Forceps 3387-10
    Choshikei Gorge is one of Shodoshima Island's top scenic areas, in the same league as Kankakei Gorge. You can encounter more than 500 monkeys that inhabit the valley at their Monkey Park and try feeding them under the caretaker's watchful gaze. There's a lookout above the gorge with a 360-degree view.

    I went here twice in 2010 and 2003 and it was better before because the surroundings were more natural. Later on, it looks more close to a zoo. The monkeys are free to roam around the side of a...

  • Angel Road
    Travel / Tourism
    Kagawa Pref. Shouzuguntonoshouchou Ginpura
    This mysterious sand road appears and disappears with the changing of the tide. It’s said that if you cross Angel Road while holding hands with that special someone that your wishes come true. Beautiful scenery awaits you any time of day from sunrise to evening. Try sending a mail from the mailbox at the gift shop. They will post-mark it with olive and Angel Road designs. The road is about a five-minute drive from Tonosho Port.
  • Sun Olive Onsen
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    4.0
    22 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Kagawa Pref. Shouzugunshoudoshimachou Nishimura A: 1941-1
    This onsen resort is located on the beautiful island of Shodoshima in Kagawa prefecture, overlooking the peninsula that was the setting for the movie Twenty-Four Eyes. In addition to 8 types of natural spring baths, this resort features a restaurant, a multi-purpose hall, meeting rooms, and tennis courts, providing a great setting for social exchange. The lodge is available for overnight accommodations.

    Had the olive pork don, olive pork ramen and olive pork burger. All of amazing standard and super tasty. Love the don the best but

  • Komame Shokudo
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    4.5
    76 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kagawa Pref. Shouzugunshoudoshimachou Nakayama 1512-2
    Komame Shokudo’s shop was created by renovating a building that used to be for rice mill during early Showa period. It continues to preserve the food culture of Shodoshima Island. The wonderful local flavor is all handmade, so you can enjoy it fresh from the oven. From October to May, bento boxes can be purchased by making reservation.

    We viisited the place for the rice terrace, while we have to wait for almost an hour for the next city bus to head to the central hospital n change another bus to the olive park direction. The best...

  • Kankakei
    Travel / Tourism
    Kagawa Pref. Shouzugunshoudoshimachou Kankakedori
    Shodoshima offers scenery to enjoy in all four seasons. Kankakei, located nearly in the center of the island, is a valley located between the island’s highest peak of Mt. Hoshigajo and Shihozashi. Andesite and agglomerate, which formed approximately 13 million years ago due to volcanic activity, have turned over a long period of time into strangely shaped rocks and bizarre stones. From the ropeway visitors can enjoy fresh green foliage in the early summer, the intense colors of the leaves in the autumn, and the beauty of the Seto Inland Sea, and even encounter unusual flora and fauna on the hiking trail. It is ranked as one of Japan’s three most beautiful gorges, and this valley offers some of Shodoshima’s most picturesque scenery.
  • Shima Kitchen
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    4.0
    62 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kagawa Pref. Shouzuguntonoshouchou Teshimakarato 1061
    Shima Kitchen offers creative fare featuring the bounty of Teshima Island. They are dedicated to using local seasonal ingredients from Teshima and Kagawa Prefecture. Local women cheerily make the fare in collaboration with chefs from Tokyo's Marunouchi Hotel. The architect Ryo Abe created the venue to bring people together with food and art at the Setouchi Triennale 2010 art festival.

    The place is a. I e initiative to revitalize part of Japan that was going down due to aging population. Locally grown products are presented in a simple and nice food, for very low prices. The place...

  • Shodoshima Ozaki Hosai Memorial Museum
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    4.0
    8 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Kagawa Shozu-gun Tonoshocho Ko 1082
    This is a memorial museum, about five minutes by car from Tonosho Port. The museum displays many of the artifacts related to the Taisho period poet, Ozaki Hosai, from whom we have many free-verse haiku, penned during his itinerant life. This location is where he spent the last eight months of his life as the abbot of the Minan Goan, one of the Shodo Island sacred places. One can get a sense of his great achievements and worldview when visiting through the building, which is a replica of the Nangoan during his lifetime. Among the valuable donated artifacts on display are a few of his unpublished works donated by his teacher, Ogiwara Seisensui.

    家の中には入りませんでしたが、庭に俳句と説明がありました。庭は手入れがされており、見学ができるようになっています。小豆島から東大に行かれたようですので、地元では有名な、優秀人材であったのかなと思いました。

  • FARM'S TABLE CHUZAEMON
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kagawa Shozu-gun Shodoshima Cho Kamo Ko 61-4
    While looking out over olive groves and the Seto Inland Sea, Farm's Table Chuzaemon prepares dishes with a special focus on olive oil. You'll love their cuisine made with liberal amounts of fresh, top-grade olive oil. On sunny days, the open terrace is the best choice for dining. It is a 10-minute walk from Ikeda Port.
  • Tsuboi Sakae Museum of Literature
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    4.0
    5 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Kagawa Shozu-gun Shodoshima Cho Tanoura Ko 931
    This literature museum introduces Tsuboi Sakae, a gifted woman novelist from Shodo Island. The museum, which is within the Twenty-Four Eyes Eiga Mura, a movie set of the village used for the movie, Twenty-Four Eyes, displays her original manuscripts, cherished objects, and other first edition works. The main corner exhibits the original manuscript of Twenty-Four Eyes, and the chronology of her works. There are many artifacts and works, such as her favorite fountain pen and a copy of the magazine ‘New Age’, which was the first to publish her story. Shodo Island is the home of three literary personages. The novelists, Tsuboi Sakae and Kuroshima Denji, and the poet, Tsuboi Shigeji. The life and works of each of these writers is introduced in a portion of the museum, each dedicated to them.

    二十四の瞳映画村の中に「壷井栄文学館」があります。 「二十四の瞳」ファンであるならば、興味深いスポットだと思います。私はそこまで興味がないので、さらっと過ぎてしまいました。まぁ、「二十四の瞳」ファンのためには素晴らしい展示資料がたくさんあります。せっかっくなので訪れてみても良いかもしれません。

  • Ichigoya
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    4.0
    29 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kagawa Pref. Shouzuguntonoshouchou Teshimaieura 2133-2
    Strawberry farm’s Ichigoya is a popular place for strawberry desserts like crepes and shaved ice made with strawberries grown on their farm. They also serve curry rice, making Ichigoya a full-fledged restaurant. Their strawberry roll cake makes a great gift. They are about a five-minute walk from Ieura Port.

    The best strawberry sundae Ive had in my entire life! Not to be missed the best strawberry sundae Ive had in my entire life! Not to be missed!!!

  • Olive Onsen Bijin no Yu
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    4.5
    4 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Kagawa Pref. Shouzuguntonoshouchou Half of the pond 1360-10
    This day trip hot spring bathhouse is located in the Marunaka Shin-Tonosho Branch shopping center on Shodoshima Island. Facilities include an outdoor bath which commands a view of the beautiful Seto Inland Sea, a jet bath, mist bath, spin jet bath, and 13 other types of baths. Kashima Beach is also located close by, and visitors are recommended to come here and ease away the fatigue of a day of sun and swimming before going home.

    This is a public bath with water pumped from a natural hot spring. The baths are a great place to wind down. There is massage baths, a sauna, a steam sauna, and a excellent outdoor bath over looking...

  • Shodoshima Furusatomura Auto Campsite
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    4.5
    4 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kagawa Pref. Shouzugunshoudoshimachou Murou 2084-1
    This campground in Shodoshima Town, Shodo Country, Kagawa Prefecture, is rich in outdoor activities. It has a huge number of allocated spaces, with tent areas, auto cabins, trailer houses, and more for a variety of accommodations. They also offer marine sports like sailing and kayaking, and there are activities like making your own udon noodles.

    家族で2泊しました。 ロッジは山の斜面にロッジがあり、窓やテラスからは海と入江、夜空がキレイでした。 部屋はリビングダイニングとベットが2つ並んだ小さな部屋と、和室が1部屋、風呂とトイレが分かれているのは良かった。 朝食は別の建物のレストランで、美味しくて量も十分で満足しました。スタッフの方も愛想が良くて気分が良かった。料理以外では、もろみやオリーブ油、藻塩が美味しくて横の売店で土産に買いました...

  • Umi no Restaurant
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    4.5
    24 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kagawa Pref. Shouzuguntonoshouchou Teshimaieura 525-1
    This restaurant with an ocean view offers popular fare made with a wide variety of Teshima Island ingredients. Their healthy, seasonal cuisine brings out the best of the raw materials they start with. If you're coming for dinner it's required to book at least five days in advance.

    An absolutely marvellous place for lunch in Teshima. Delicious food, great wine (available by the glass) and water views! What’s not to love.

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Japan’s smallest prefecture, Kagawa, may take up just a small corner of Shikoku, but it has grown increasingly popular with the recognition of Naoshima, its "art island" in the Seto Inland Sea between Shikoku and Honshu. Just a stone’s throw from the islands, mainland Kagawa’s prefectural capital, Takamatsu, holds history in its castle ruins and its pride and joy, Ritsurin Garden, is known as one of the country’s best gardens.

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